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Feb 23, 2013 3:30pm EST
washington. he was someone i follow closely. he was nominated to be the cia director in 1991, and as an obama supporter, i was shocked to find out that he was going to be kept on as the secretary of defense. what he told people, i found, and it was a major reasoning for why i wanted to write this book, what he said is that we are moving towards a smaller military. one that will do fewer things than be able to go fewer places, which he thought was a terrible thing and he added that he didn't want to be a part of that kind of a system that is going to retrench. my feeling has always been that we need a smaller military that will do fewer things and go to fewer places. so that is the kind of book that i wanted to write. i thought that i should do it even though others have mined a lot of this. i'm sure a lot of you are familiar with the works who wrote things like the american empire and 10 years before that, john neuhaus, one of my favorite new york writers, wrote imperial america. other books have dealt with this. the background and ascends, i have spent 42 years in the government beyond the s
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
served as first lady. from went to washington to michele obama. it begins 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. watch the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> you are watching the tv on c-span2. here's our primetime lineup for tonight. former democratic oarsman argues that congress will be continuing to stay locked on sequestration until an agreement is reached. .. during his tenure and contends that congress will remain locked on legislation until the start to understand each other. this is just over an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much for those kind words and a thank-you all for being here tonight. this is a wonderful crowd, and i am very pleased to see so many of you here
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 8:45pm EST
ring gauge in the past decade. obama unfortunately comes in with very little background of foreign policy, never paid much attention, served in washington only two years. i was a very enthusiastic supporter of obama and remain but we new national security could be a problem. and appointed as secretary of state and secretary of defense and a retired marine general for domestic reasons and he lasted one year and putting in leon panetta and know he is your neighbor in california but captured by the mentality of the cia. this was an extremely weak national security team. obama also was ruled by the military that is how you got the surge of forces. i think he realizes he was had and that is important and why i am optimistic about the second term this is a wiser man with foreign policy but he has ended the war in iraq meandering to ending the war in afghanistan and allowing the pentagon with the motor skills of a dinosaur such as a timetable for withdrawal all obama has to do i look at the gorbachev experience, and came in 1985, gave a secret speech 1986 faugh denouncing afghanistan, had
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 1:30am EST
iraq war one of the unwinnable wars the united states thought it had to engage in. obama unfortunately comes in with very little background on foreign policy never paid much attention, is served in washington only two years i was enthusiastic supporter but those of us that looked at him knew it could be a problem and when he appointed secretary of state and secretary of defense for domestic reasons and appointed retired marine general as a national security adviser and put leon panetta, know he is a neighbor in california but captured by the mentality of the cia this was an extremely weak national security team and obama also was ruled by the military that is how you got the search of forces and i think he realizes he was had and that is important why i am a little more optimistic with the second turn this is a wiser man and with the the fact he ended the war in iraq and meandering toward the war in afghanistan allowing the of pentagon, an institution of the fine motor skills of a dinosaur takes them a long time to put something together for withdrawal. all obama has to d
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 8:00pm EST
. in 2009, president barack obama nominated and the u.s. senate confirmed sonia sotomayor as the 111th justice of the u.s. supreme court. i give you sonia sotomayor. [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause]) [applause] >> after i got to washington in 2009, i met a whole bunch of texans from everywhere in this large state and i have been repeatedly invited to visit. and you know when you get a new job you are a little busy. and so i have been been able to calm, but it's a tribute to the warmth of the people i met them that has been confirmed in the few hours that i have been here already. that this is the third city on my tour. i was first in washington, my new home. i went back to the home of my heart, new york, over the weekend and as you saw on television i was back and forth a lot. [laughter] and this is my first trip outside. i am delighted. this is my first trip to texas and i am here in houston. [applause] i wanted to visit more than one city and i'm going to austin but i got to replace that i want to. i still have a day job and i only have a few days to visit cities and promo
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 3:00am EST
washington. 50 years have passed since his voice soared over the washington monument, declaring his dream "i have a dream. it is a dream deeply rooted in the american dream." yesterday while i was watching president obama's inaugural address, i heard echoes of king's speech i have a dream. and when i turn off my television set, i spent a few minutes reflecting on the question are all of us truly welcome to share in this dream come the same dream that dr. king dreamed? most americans i am sure can be cite portions of dr. king's i have a dream speech by heart. it's an extraordinary and very familiar speech i've grown accustomed to hearing clips of his speech played over and over are cycled over and over on the radio every january. they are the favorite quotes, the favorite lines. and now that i have school-age children i see how king has explained to them in classrooms when i was in elementary school there was no martin luther king day, no discussion of his heroism in the classrooms but when my children came home from school just the other day, they told me all they had learned in sch
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 2:00pm EST
reforms coming up if things go as the obama administration hopes in washington, certainly in relationship to mexico. drugs though, see, what's different -- an interesting difference between the fbi, say, which is the largest federal police force and the dea, the dea is a single-issue agency. its or very survival depends on a singular focus on one thing whereas the fbi will never be put out of business because of lots of different activities, so they've got a long, healthy life ahead of them. dea, take marijuana out, you start -- it's potentially more problematic. an interesting hint of the problem facing the dea, and thai actually grown -- they've actually grown dramatically in recent decades, is after 9/11. so that a single-issue agency -- drugs, drugs, drugs, drugs -- suddenly the name of game in washington is terrorists, terrorists, terrorists. so suddenly the main theme at the dea is drugs in terrorism. so they testify in congress, there's whole hearings on the relationship between drugs and terrorism and so on. i'm not suggesting those links don't exist or they're not im
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 1:20pm EST
washington d.c. and she spent much of her time during the first term in washington. i think there is a weird sense that bolton hated the institution, but impeached with it at a granular level in which the attitude from the obama administration has been, without the institution, but we've got around to going on. i think it's a very open question at this point, which of these two ambassadors to implicate these two administrations have sized up in price the u.n. more accurately. the one that he said and engages with there to sort make sure it doesn't do anything the u.s. does not like what the one on the surface as much my love for it,. that's not fair to ambassador rake him over her engagement to six ackley what should be. she is living a united security council, exactly where she should be. but i think there's probably more fair criticisms of the first two to three years. >> host: when has the u.s. sought u.n. legitimacy? just go i would say the u.s. has sought u.n. legitimacy most of the time as a parallel to actions is planning on taking anyway. so when iraq we sought legitimacy for s
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
american wars the united states felt it had to engage in over the past decade. obama, unfortunately, comes in with very little background in foreign policy, never paid much attention to it, served in washington for only two years because i was a very enthusiastic supporter and remain, but i think those of us who looked at him knew national security could be a problem, and when he appointed the secretary of state for domestic reasons, and and pointed the secretary of defense for domestic reasons, and appointed a retired marine general to be the national adviser who lasted a year, and put leon panetta, and i know he's one of your neighbors in california, but he was captured by the operational mentality in the cia after being in the building no more than a month. this was an extremely weak national security team. obama also, i think, was rolled by the military, that's how you got to serge of forces. i think he realized he was had by the military, and i think that's important. one of the reasons i'm a little more optimistic about this second term is i think this is a wiser man in terms
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